An interesting photo showing a house in the Canary Islands that managed to escape lava from an erupting volcano. (see video above).
On social networks, people called the dwelling located on the Spanish island of La Palma “the house of miracles”.
The lava is still advancing, and Scientists are not sure how long the eruption will last.
Lava from the volcano destroys everything in its path on the island of La Palma, Spain, on September 23, 2021. The volcano erupted on Sunday (19) in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago made up of 8 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Photo: Emilio Morenati/Paul via Reuters
The photo was taken by photographer Alfonso Escalero and shows the house surrounded by rivers of lava from the volcano. (See also the picture below).
The property is owned by a retired Danish couple, Inge and Raniere Kok, who have not visited the island since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.According to the newspaper “El Mundo”.
Ada Munnekendam, who is responsible for building the house with her husband, told the publication about it He spoke to the couple and they said, ‘We feel good that we are still standing’.
The dwelling is called the ‘miracle house’ because it escaped lava from the volcano – Photo: Alfonso Escalero via BBC
Lava from an erupting volcano surrounds the house in La Palma, Canary Islands, on September 23, 2021 in Spain – Photo: Emilio Morenati/Baraka via Reuters
According to Monnikendam, The couple has friends in the area who lost everything due to the eruption of the volcano. The lava invaded homes, schools, and some banana plantations.
“They don’t want to talk to anyone because they can’t stop crying,” says Monnekendam. About the photo, she stated, “It’s sad to know that the house is out there alone, and no one can take care of it.”
Residents watch from a hill as lava flows from an erupting volcano on the island of La Palma in Spain on September 24, 2021. The volcano in the Canary Islands, a Spanish region in the Atlantic Ocean, continues to cause eruptions and releases lava for five days after activity begins. – Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP
However, on Thursday (23), experts said the lava is currently moving “extremely slowly”. It is not clear now whether it will reach the sea.
The Canary Islands government has announced plans to buy two housing projects for the homeless.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez flew directly from La Palma to New York, where he worked with a reduced agenda at the United Nations General Assembly, in order to return to the Canary Islands.
The Prime Minister oversees emergency operations from the scene.
A volcano erupts on the island of La Palma in Spain on September 23, 2021. It entered its activity on a small Spanish island in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday (19) and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Photo: Emilio Morenati/Paul via Reuters
See where the volcano is located – Photo: Art G1
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